Really I would say anytime from 20 weeks. Enjoy and relax in your first half of pregnancy then we can look at getting more prepared for birth.
Its easier to keep getting some practise in if you only have the second half of your pregnancy to go.
But, I would say if you're particularly worried or anxious and are having a hard time in pregnancy then it can be really good for you to start a little earlier and we can keep in touch to make sure you don't forget anything and are getting the practise in. This way you will be more able to enjoy your pregnancy and relax into it. Being able to use your birth breathing techniques to help calm you in pregnancy will be so helpful for you and your baby.
I was lucky enough to train with The Little Birth Company. They have 30 years worth of experience in the birth world and have an excellent course which is jam packed with everything you will need to navigate your birth, how ever you choose to birth.... I also add my own twist to the classes, making it fun and relatable I also help you with a birth plan and make learning about labour and birth not a scary job.
Everyone that has trained for birth with me has felt really confident going into birth resulting in an easier birth because everyone involved felt more informed.
Hypnobirthing is for everyone who is pregnant and their birth team.
A Hypnobirthing class educates you and our birth partner (I cant stress how important this is), so that you can make decisions based on you and your baby. It will get you ready and equip you with the tools to harness your calm and regulate your nervous system to keep adrenaline at bay and Oxytocin flowing which is essential for birth to move along smoothly.
You will go into birth feeling more excited and relaxed in the knowledge that you can take on anything.
Whether you are planning a C-section or just want to know your options should you need them, you will still need to know a lot and need to steady your mind to feel calm and safe during any type of birth.
Thats really not the goal. The aim of Hypnobirthing is to make you feel amazing about your birth. I do this by giving you a full Anti-natal education on everything that happens to your body, your uterus and your hormones!
When we go into labour with all the this knowledge things will feel a lot less scary, trust me, knowledge is power here.
I also give you everything you will need to navigate your way through your own individual birth. Tools to ask and answer questions to make it the best birth possible and techniques to help ease labour and make more manangable.
Your choices are your choices in birth, if you want to plan a positive C-Section do it! You will feel great about taking control of your birth knowing you've done what is best for you and your family.
So Hypnobirthing helps you create a birth plan around you and your baby. Don't plan for a "Hypnobirth" plan for your birth.
I tend to come to your home for sessions, i find it really helps when we want to feel safe, and a familiar environment is where we start with this. We then book your sessions in and we really get into your birth prep. I ask you questions at the start so i am able to tailer the course more to your story and make sure we cover exactly what we need to so that you get what you want from it.